The Erath Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering a free Homeowner Turfgrass Program to help you with the aesthetics and management of your lawn. Topics will include: pre-emergence, soil fertility, mowing heights and much, much more. The new Erath County Master Gardeners will be present to highlight some of the things that they have learned through the 60+ hours of training that they received last fall.

There will also be time at the end of the program for you to ask questions that pertain to your lawn and to get answers.

The Turfgrass seminar is for all homeowners. It will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, from 2-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at the corner of Hwy 281 and the Lingleville Highway.

Guest speakers will be Dr. Hennen Cummings, (Assistant Professor, Former Director of Turfgrass Management, Executive Sultan of the Hydrotron, Tarleton State University); Erath County Master Gardeners (to be introduced at the program) and Lonnie Jenschke, (County Extension Agent, Ag/Natural Resources, Erath County).

Please register for the event by contacting the Extension Office at 254-965-1460 or

Dollars and Cents Beef Cattle Marketing Update

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Erath County is offering quarterly opportunities to get up-to-date with today’s cattle market. This quarter we will have a market update roundtable discussion with Jason Johnson, our AgriLife Extension Economist.

In addition, Dr. Steve Hammack will cover veterinary feed directives. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 12-1 p.m. at the Agave – indoor front porch room.

There is no RSVP and lunch is Dutch treat. Don’t miss this great opportunity you learn while you eat!

Spring Dairy Outreach Program Area Meeting

Mark your calendars for April 6. That is the date set for our 5-hour Spring DOPA Program to be held at the Dublin Rotary Building. More information coming soon.